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Yamaha TransAcoustic U1-TA Upright Piano

RRP: £11480

PRICE: £11083

Question: Is the Yamaha Transacoustic piano an acoustic piano with volume control or a digital piano with strings?
Answer: Both

The new breed of piano where the soundboard is turned in to a loudspeaker allowing you to play digital sounds using the natural resonance and nuances of the Yamaha U1’s acoustic cabinet.  All sound genuinely comes from the sound board.  Play as a normal piano or choose to have digital sampled sounds played back through the piano soundboard with the hammers stopped from hitting the strings, and the ability to lower the volume,  and all with no compromise to your playing

Yamaha TransAcoustic- U1-TA, Upright Piano1

  • A real fully stringed quality crafted Yamaha U1 piano
  • Enjoy a great selection of sampled digital sounds including sample Yamaha CFX grand piano, electric pop piano, harpsichord, jazz organ and more
  • Mix in digital sounds such as strings with the realacoustic  hammer and strings tone of your Yamaha U1 piano
  • Play pre recorded backing tracks
  • This is also a silent piano allowing you to play with headphones on (and enjoy the bulit in digitally sampled piano sound)

We often have even better prices offered in store so do get in touch with us
U1TAPE Polished Ebony RRP £11,480 Web Price £11,083
Polished White RRP £12,060 Web Price £11,851

The Acoustic Piano (Yamaha U1) (Over 100 Years of Piano Making History)
A respected choice of piano among professional musicians and institutions.

  • Advanced design giving a rich and resonant voice with evenly balanced timbre  across the entire keyboard
  • Special rib configurations add strength to the soundboard, while back posts and other advances further enhance rigidity, resonance and structural stability
  • Specially designed and sourced hammers providing optimum tone production, response and durability
  • Soft close fallboard which prevents the key lid from abruptly dropping, guarding against injury and damage.  Extra features such as the soft close lid and lengthened music rest are just an example of  the little luxuries that make a big difference.

The Silent Piano
The Yamaha Silent Piano system uses it’s unique sound-damping capabilities to allow you to play your piano with headphones (without disturbing others).  Flick the middle pedal and the hammers no longer hit the strings and you will instead hear the latest Yamaha sampled piano sound through your headphones but with no compromise in how the piano keyboard performs or feels – giving you the best of both worlds, an acoustic piano and a digital piano all in one.

u1 A little more about our piano service

  • Key Player are proud to be Scotland’s premier Yamaha shop (one of only 2 UK “I Play Yamaha” stores)
  • Free UK mainland ground floor delivery by specialist piano movers (small charge if up flights of stairs)
  • First home tuning included as standard
  • 5 year warranty on all new or refurbished Yamaha pianos
  • If you stay in Edinburgh or Glasgow – ask about our free piano lessons included with a piano purchase

Why not drop in and visit our showroom and see and try the latest in Yamaha pianos for yourself

Height: 121cm
Width: 153cm
Depth: 61cm
Weight: 228kg

Specification  – Yamaha’s Premium Silent Piano

Silent Piano Sound Sample taken from  the Yamaha CFX full sized concert grand piano

Sampling Method: Binaural
Sophisticated sampling technique where a large number of microphones are used to record the Yamaha CFX full sized piano sound, including 2 microphones installed in a dummy player to give the sound that a playing pianist would hear.  This produces a three-dimensional sound  as if coming straight from the heart of the CFX.
Sounds: 16 voices + 3 dual voices
CFX Piano, Electric Piano x 3; Harpsichord x 2; Vibraphone, Celesta, Pipe Organ x 4, Jazz Organ, Strings, Choir, Synth Pad, Piano + Strings, Piano + Synth Pad, Piano + Electric Piano, + Reverb Options
Polyphony: 256 Notes
The number of sounds which can be played at one allowing full sound quality
Waverom: 256Mb
The storage level of sampled sound data.  The larger the Wave Rom the bigger and longer the piano  sample
USB Audio Recording
Easily record your performance as Audio (not MIDI) allowing easy sharing and CD/media creation
6.3mm Audio Outputs
Professional abd stable output to connect to external amplification
Silent Piano Key Technology: QuickEscape
QuickEscape is Yamaha’s trade marked technology which stops the hammers hitting the strings but without affecting touch or feel
There a world of modern apps that you can use to progress and enliven your piano experience
Connect to a PC/iPad  for use with music software or connect to other MIDI compatible instruments and sound sources
Aux In – Connect a device to play along with audio Files
Aux Out – Output the sound to a hifi / external  amplification
Other Features: USB Device Storage, Metronome, Transpose
USB to Device Yes